Series/Themes: Gala Screenings
Film Year: 2022
Film Length: 139 min.
Director: Rian Johnson
Featuring: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista
OPENING NIGHT FILM
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is the thrilling, star-studded standalone sequel to Rian Johnson’s Knives Out (2019).
Set in the early days of the pandemic, the story brings Daniel Craig’s Southern sleuth Detective Benoit Blanc to Greece where tech billionaire Miles Bron has invited his wealthy pals to a murder mystery party. When a guest turns up dead, Benoit is quickly on the case and learns there is no shortage of suspects among the elite partiers. With a star-studded cast including Ethan Hawke, Kate Hudson, Edward Norton, and Janelle Monáe, Rian Johnson’s standalone sequel is sure to keep audiences guessing and laughing along with the madcap mysterious proceedings.
Introduction by President Jim Ryan (UVA) and Jody Kielbasa (VAFF)
The Paramount Theater